First Lady Jill Biden visits MUSC’s Hollings Cancer Center for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – First Lady Dr Jill Biden visited South Carolina Medical University on Monday, where she visited the Hollings Cancer Center for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The First Lady met with the doctors and the MUSC administration before starting the tour and overheard a breast cancer patient talk about her trip.

The woman Dr Biden met said she had been living with metastatic breast cancer since her diagnosis in 2012. “Too many women, especially black women, are living with breast cancer,” she said .

Dr Biden’s visit highlighted the centre’s efforts to provide breast cancer screening, education and care for women – and especially African American women – in rural and medically underserved communities in Carolina. from South.

Staff at the Hollings Cancer Center wanted to show the First Lady the work she was doing, including a black church-based program called “Train the Trainer.”

“What is happening is that our team is going there and it’s pretty extensive training. That’s a ton of things people need to do to try to figure out when to get tested and change their lifestyle and other big changes, ”said Dr. Raymond Dubois, of the MUSC College of Medicine.

Dubois also said as part of his visit that they plan to have the First Lady meet with some of the centre’s staff and students, including students from their HBCU program who attend MUSC.

Dr Biden has been heavily involved in breast cancer awareness, having many friends who have lived through the disease. After losing a friend to breast cancer, the First Lady began educating people about the disease.

During his visit, Biden said cancer affects every American family in one way or another.

Dr Biden stopped by one of MUSC’s labs where she was greeted by a doctor and a MUSC student who are both researching breast cancer. She ended the visit by visiting MUSC’s mobile health unit which offers breast, skin and cervical screening.

The First Lady came to bring the kitchen from the White House; the treats had a pink icing and were cut in the shape of breast cancer awareness ribbons.

She will also visit Joint Base Charleston where she will host a Joining Forces event with military families.

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